RE: xserver connection refused
> I have an xserver for windows on my winbox and I can
> connect to my debian system by:
> start xserver on windows box...
> telnet 'url-of-linux-box'
> xterm -display 'url-of-windows-box':0.0
> ... now running
> But this doesn't work the other way.
> I get a 'connection refused by host' message when I
> try to connect from one linux box to another. I guess
> there is a config file somewhere that needs to be
> modified to open up the xserver on the linux box to
> allow connection by a remote system. Where do I look?
> BTW same error message on RedHat (6.1) as debian (2.1)
> so this must be an XFree86 thing?
You are getting tripped up by the x authorization stuff.
Your windows box allows anyone to connect to it but the
linux boxen don't. Look up "xhost" and "xauth" in the
man pages. You can do "xhost +" to get started, but I
would do something else long term. It opens your machine
up to anyone. If you are behind a firewall and you trust
the others on your network, it's ok. Otherwise you have
to use xauth or ssh. I guess there are other ways to authorize
the display too but I haven't had to know about them...